National Key Deer Refuge, Big Pine Key

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The National Key Deer Refuge is a 8,542-acre (34.57 km2) National Wildlife Refuge located on Big Pine Key and No Name Key in the Florida Keys in Monroe County, Florida.

The refuge is home to the endangered Key Deer, a subspecies of the White-tailed deer that is endemic to the Florida Keys and has a current population of around 800 animals. 21 other threatened and endangered species of plants and animals are also found on the refuge, which includes 2,400 acres (9.7 km2) of upland forests, 5,100 acres (21 km2) of wetlands, and 1,050 acres (4.2 km2) of marsh. 2,278 acres (9.22 km2) of the refuge have been designated as a wilderness area.

Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Great White Heron NWR, and Key West NWR are administered by the National Key Deer Refuge.
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  • We visited here while waiting on our pizza at a local pub. We saw a few deer here. It was the middle of the day and might have seen more if it were early morning or before dark.  more »
  • Since we were in the area we decided we would actually drive through the area. We didn't see any deer but we have in the past. It's a neat experience to see them as they are pretty elusive during...  more »
  • The Key Deer are quite unique and the Refuge provides a great array of information all geared to the preservation of its namesake.  more »

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